The Mont Albert District - a Pictorial History 1830 to 2013

Walking Trails

Indigenous Heritage
Geology and Topography
Vegetation and Fauna
Climate and Hydrology
1840s to 1870s
1850s - Parish of Nunawading
1852 - Whitehorse Inn
1861 - Postal Services
1880s - Electricity Supply
1880s to 1920s
1882 - Phantom Railways to Doncaster
1883 - Residential Heritage Precinct
1884 - Broughton Park subdivsion
1884 - Brickworks
1885 - Surrey Hills district - map
1888 - Football Clubs
1889 - Gas Supply and Gasworks
1889 - Doncaster Electric Tramway and Tower
1890 - Mont Albert Railway Station
1892 - Surrey Hills Golf Club
1892 - Water Supply, Reservoirs and Sewerage
1899 - Telephone Services
1905 - The Surrey Dive
1907 - Scouts and Guides
1912 - Mont Albert Village Shopping Precinct
1914 - Mont Albert Progress Association
1916 - Californian Bungalows
1917 - Schools
1917 - Wattle Park
1924 - Early Shortwave Broadcasting from the Surrey Hills district
1924 - Black's Estate
1925 - Bus Services
1929 - Tramways
1930 - Cricket Clubs in Mont Albert
1930s - Balwyn - Beckett Park Bonfires and Wildlife Sanctuary
1948 - Grange Tennis Courts
1957 - Pioneer Park
1961 - Surrey Hills Communications Tower
1981 - Box Hill Miniature Railway
Koonung Creek Parklands
Heritage Notes
Mont Albert Road - Early History
Mont Albert Rd - the East End
Elgar Rd - north and south of Mont Albert Rd
Mont Albert Rd - View St to Elgar Rd
Bushland Reserves
Service Associations
Sporting Clubs
Box Hill Institute of TAFE
Walking Trails
The Author's Websites
References and Acknowledgements

2013 - Houses and History Walk

There are several Walking Trails in the Mont Albert/Mont Albert North areas. 
Houses and History Trail 
This is a Heritage Trail, about 5 km, developed by Whitehorse Council!

This starts and ends at the Mont Albert single storey railway station, constructed in 1911, and head east along Churchill Street. Marvel at the beautiful Edwardian streetscape before turning right into Elgar Road and then right again at Serpentine Street (subdivided in 1956).

Further on, turn left into Black Street and then take care when crossing Mont Albert Road to enter St John’s Avenue. When you reach Windsor Avenue, veer right a short distance through the lovely little park to St Georges Avenue.
Head right and then left at Mont Albert Road, past the former St George’s Anglican Church.

As you reach Leopold Crescent, turn left and then a sharp left at Windsor Crescent. Wonderful Pin Oak trees line the street. A sweeping right bend leads into Balmoral Crescent before another right turn is needed at Albany Crescent.
When the area was subdivided in 1900 many of the streets here were named after members and residences of the British royal family.

Veer right into Windsor Crescent, past the old lampposts, and when you reach the playground at Lorne Parade, turn left. This will lead you back to Mont Albert Road and further right is Hamilton Street.

Gawler Chain - Mont Albert North
This is a shared Trail of about 2 km, which follows part of the valley of the original course of a tributory (now mainly in barrel drains). of Bushy Creek. It starts near the Koonung Secondary College, and winds its way through several small parks and picnic grounds. It passes areas of preserved bushland, and the adjacent houses represent a broad spectrum of building styles and architecture since the early 1930s. Scouts and Guides Halls are passed.
Koonung Trail - Mont Albert North
This shared Trail runs around Elgar Park and through the Koonung Creek Linear Park. A scenic wetland is a key feature of the Trail. 

2013 - Heritage Trail info, outside Mont Albert station

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